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Direct current cardioversion and transesophageal overdrive pacing are safe methods to attempt restoration of sinus rhythm.
He was a coinvestigator in a Mayo Clinic study that showed the risk of recurrence of atrial fibrillation in the year following direct current cardioversion of the arrhythmia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was cut in half by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy (Circulation 2003;107:2589-94).
Remifentanil can be used as a suitable supplement to propofol for direct current cardioversion and may provide a faster recovery profile than fentanyl.